Jean Palardy by Jori Smith, 1938
Born at Fitchburg, Mass., U.S.A, in 1905 of Quebecers parents Palardy came to Canada with his parents in 1908 and lived in Chicoutimi for three years. He received his education in a seminary then attended the École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal for nearly two years then studied several months in the Saguenay under Jan Van Empel, an American painter of Dutch origin. He was living in Montreal by 1930 and later became a film director. He died in Montreal in 1991.
Palardy was a painter mainly of landscapes and figures.
He spent a good part of his time in rural Quebec searching for his subjects.
He exhibited once with the Royal Canadian Academy in Toronto and with his wife Jori Smith at the Art Association of Montreal in 1930.
Source: Colin S. MacDonald, « Palardy, Joseph, Jean, Albert », dans A dictionnary of Canadian Artists, volume 5, Canadian Paperbacks, 1977, p. 1466